The much anticipated Bridgwater Carnival procession begins shortly as part of a three year experiment which sees it move to Saturday night.
It's hoped the change in day will encourage even more people to attend the high profile event, seen by many as the highlight of the carnival circuit.
Laura Makin-Isherwood reports:
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After a dry end to the day, it will grow colder overnight with a light breeze.
It will turn chilly tonight with largely clear skies and light winds.